Smithsonian

Black Elected Officials Table

Table 19.1

Increase in Number of Black Elected Officials

Office 1970 1991 1993
Congress and state legislature 182 476 561
City and county offices 715 4,493 4,819
Judges and sheriffs 213 847 922
Boards of education 362 1,629 1,682
Total 1,472 7,445 7,984

Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1990, p. 260; Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1992, p. 267; Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1995, p. 287.